The MidgePosted in 2010, Horror, Short Films, United Kingdom
You’re in the woods… You’re alone… And something wants your blood!
A young city girl seduces her new boyfriend on a camping trip in the Suffolk countryside. But the sexually inexperienced country boys worst fears are realized when he comes face-to-face with the scourge of the British wilderness…
Following a classic horror model, the film builds an atmosphere of slowly heightening terror, as its visual narrative moves ever inward, from wide establishing shots of the open landscape to super close-ups of sinister ‘weird nature’ and the miniature horror itself — the midge — a CGI marvel presented in microscopic detail. Shooting on the highest-quality digital format and using the latest developments in 3-D digital FX technology to achieve the highest level of creature design and animation, the film is a seamless blend of real footage and CGI, accentuated throughout by striking and original sound design and music.
Beautifully positioned within its genre, this twisted take on the horror movie toys with themes of sexual desire, environmental catastrophe, genetic manipulation and urban-rural relations.11 min